Measuring out your food is an essential part of losing weight. Estimating is not good as the calories can add up. Up until I started losing weight I never measured anything. I figured I didn’t have to. Portion control? Who cares. I would just pour a bowl of cereal into my bowl and pour in the milk. This is scary because my cereal bowls actually hold 2 servings of cereal so your doubling up on calories. An added 150-200 calories just in breakfast. I have the perfect solution to this. Measure Up Bowl! They are lifesavers. Here is a little bit about the company:
“The Measure Up Bowls are a solution to portion control at every meal. The Classic is for soups, pastas, rice, cereal, chili, anything you eat out of a bowl. The pre-measured portions on the classic are 1/2 cup to 2 cups. The small Measure Up Bowl is perfect for high fat, calorie dense foods such as chips, ice cream, nuts, and granola. These foods should be enjoyed in a smaller serving size. The pre-measured markings on the interior of the small Measure Up Bowl are 1/4 cup, 1/2 cup, and 3/4 of a cup.”
I was sent a small and a large Measure Up Bowl to review and I have to say thank you. These bowls are perfect for anything. Ice cream, cereal, chips, pasta, soups, salads, and the list goes on and on. Just check your packaging, measure out in the bowl how much 1 serving size is and enjoy. Pasta is a big one with me. We ate goulash a few weeks back and normally I would do a few scoops. A few scoops in a measure up bowl was over 1 cup of food. Added calories, extra fat on the love handles. Not something any of us want.
I measured out a 1/2 cup of the goulash, made a wonderful side salad and made my healthy version of garlic bread. I was completely satisfied.
The bowls are also great for fruits and vegetables, and measuring out ingredients for baking and cooking.
They come in 2 sizes, classic which feature 1/2, 1, 1-1/2 and 2 cups premeasured portions on the interior of the bowl. The small size features 1/4, 1/2, and 3/4 cup premeasured portions on the interior of the bowl. Perfect for your higher calorie foods that you definitely do not want to over do. You can purchase separately or purchase in a combination set so you receive both sizes(you actually save $3.99 buying the combo). The Measure Up Bowls are porcelain and are dishwasher and microwave safe.
Anyone losing weight should invest in these bowls. They will help you lose the weight and once you’ve lost the weight it will stay off for good. I love that you don’t have to juggle 5 measuring cups around to measure out your food. You can measure right in the bowl and eat straight out of it as well. I would love to see fun bright colors in the future.
Stop over eating, and portion out your food. You’ll be glad you did in the end. Once you start losing inches and pounds you’ll be hooked to portion controls. Measure Up Bowl should be in everyones home!
BUY IT: You can purchase at www.shopmeasureupbowl.com and Target.com
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